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Actress Isabel Sanford of Jefferson fame has died.
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Posted on 07/12/2004 9:29:36 AM PDT by Dog

Just announced on Fox..


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1 posted on 07/12/2004 9:29:38 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

Weezy?


2 posted on 07/12/2004 9:30:30 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (Just thinkin' about women and glasses of beer.)
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To: Warren_Piece

Yes.


3 posted on 07/12/2004 9:30:51 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

I just heard this. I liked her. Great smile, great voice. Rest in peace, Wheezie.


4 posted on 07/12/2004 9:31:45 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Dog

RIP Weezie.....


5 posted on 07/12/2004 9:32:15 AM PDT by capydick ("There's no question I'm an idealist, which is another way of saying I am an American.")
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To: Dog

Hopefully she's "movin' on up".


6 posted on 07/12/2004 9:32:31 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Dog

So long dear lady.


7 posted on 07/12/2004 9:32:35 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: Dog

Mobin' on up.


8 posted on 07/12/2004 9:32:49 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.)
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To: Warren_Piece; cyborg

She was one of my favorite sitcom characters.

R.I.P. Weezy.

9 posted on 07/12/2004 9:33:31 AM PDT by Chieftain ('W' in '04!)
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To: Dog

A shame. She was a great foil for George and the times I saw her interviewed in "real life" she seemed pretty cool.


10 posted on 07/12/2004 9:33:42 AM PDT by crushkerry (Visit www.crushkerry.com to see John Kerry's positions filleted - and to see our lovely spokesmodel))
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To: Dog

Awww man....RIP Weezie.


11 posted on 07/12/2004 9:34:03 AM PDT by Jhensy
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To: Dog

The Jefferson's - black folks who worked hard and prospered.
What great role models.


12 posted on 07/12/2004 9:34:35 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Fides et Ratio)
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To: Dog

rip weezy...we love you


13 posted on 07/12/2004 9:36:10 AM PDT by freddiedavis
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To: Dog

She appears in come commercials not long ago. Her aging was apparent (since she had been off TV for a long time), but I didn't realize she was 87 (per FoxNews).


14 posted on 07/12/2004 9:37:18 AM PDT by TomGuy (After 20 years in the Senate, all Kerry has to run on is 4 months of service in Viet Nam.)
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To: TomGuy

There was a huge age difference between Sanford and Hemsley. I never noticed it watching the show as a kid but I believe she was 15 years older.

What a great comic actress with an unforgettable voice.


15 posted on 07/12/2004 9:40:39 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: Dog

Damn.

RIP Weezie.


16 posted on 07/12/2004 9:41:05 AM PDT by StoneColdGOP (Nothing is Bush's fault... Nothing is Bush's fault... Nothing is Bush's fault...)
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To: Dog
RIP, Weezie...


17 posted on 07/12/2004 9:41:12 AM PDT by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: Dog
And to think all the time I put on on that script "It's a very Jefferson's Christmas" re-union episode.

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

18 posted on 07/12/2004 9:41:55 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (Kerry/Edwards, uncertain leadership for uncertain times.)
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To: Dog

Awesome lady. One of my favorite sitcoms. RIP, Weezie.


19 posted on 07/12/2004 9:42:34 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Liberalism is the end result of too many people peeing in the gene pool.)
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To: Dog

RIP Weezie!


20 posted on 07/12/2004 9:44:35 AM PDT by ambrose ("Wearing Religion on Your Sleeve," DemoRat Style: http://tinyurl.com/yvvmz)
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To: Dog

She was cool. It was one of the few good shows.


21 posted on 07/12/2004 9:44:52 AM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and establish property rights)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

"Hopefully she's "movin' on up".

To a Delux apartment in the Sky!


22 posted on 07/12/2004 9:47:10 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Remember 9-11 on 11-2 !)
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To: Dog

Another cherished bit of my childhood/young adulthood is gone. Never missed that show!


23 posted on 07/12/2004 9:48:10 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: Dog

They don't make comedies like they used to! RIP, Wheezie.


24 posted on 07/12/2004 9:50:51 AM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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To: Dog

"to a deluxe apartment, in the sky"


25 posted on 07/12/2004 9:57:04 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Notwithstanding

Didn't they get rich with a lawsuit? Yes, they worked hard at the dry cleaners, but I seem to remember that they were able to move on up b/c they sued someone.


26 posted on 07/12/2004 9:58:55 AM PDT by Melpomene
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To: HenryLeeII
Growing up, I never had a close relationship with my own parents, and logically, George and Weezy Jefferson became vicarious parent figures in my own life.  Whenever I was confronted with a problem, I could always count on sage and level headed advice to be portioned out by Weezy or a crazy, harebrained scheme by George to give me guidance.
 
Lionel was like a brother to me and I have to say that I felt a great sense of betrayal when he continued to make guest appearances on All in the Family.  However, that paled in comparison when my muse, Florence, left to try her hand at a spin-off.  That bit of treachery still causes bad feelings to this day.
 
George and Weezy weren't perfect, George calling me "honky" during the Thanksgiving episode was particularly hurtful, and Weezy probably let me get away with more than she should, but I still get a warm, sentimental feeling whenever I stop by the drycleaners.

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

27 posted on 07/12/2004 10:00:41 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (Kerry/Edwards, uncertain leadership for uncertain times.)
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To: Dog

RIP Weezie ... in that dee-luxe apartment in the sky


28 posted on 07/12/2004 10:03:18 AM PDT by bassmaner (Let's take the word "liberal" back from the commies!!)
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To: Dog

"The Jeffersons" was one of my favorite shows growing up as a little kid. Rest in peace Miss Sanford, and thanks for the laughs.


29 posted on 07/12/2004 10:06:29 AM PDT by jpl ("America's greatest chapter is still to be written, for the best is yet to come." - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Melpomene
George Jefferson was a successful businessman, millionaire and owner of seven dry cleaning stores. There's a lengthy story about them here and it makes no mention of any lawsuit. Not that it never happened, but I've found nothing that said it did. Have you?
30 posted on 07/12/2004 10:08:17 AM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Dog
She was 87?!? Are you kidding me?
31 posted on 07/12/2004 10:08:23 AM PDT by Houmatt
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To: Dog; Admin Moderator
Please correct the headline spelling. It's "Isabel".

I try not to be a spelling nazi but misspelled headlines bug me. Particularly to announce someone death. It seems a tad disrespectful.

32 posted on 07/12/2004 10:11:16 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (Ronald Reagan - Greatest President of the 20th Century.)
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To: Notwithstanding

"The Jeffersons" was meant to be (and was spun off from) a black version of "All In The Family" with George playing the Archie "bigot" role. Weezie was supposed to be the Edith-like kindhearted foil.

But, over time, both Archie and George were allowed to mellow and now the left thinks blacks are *incapable* of bigotry. I wonder how that idea goes over in Zimbabwe.


33 posted on 07/12/2004 10:14:54 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (Ronald Reagan - Greatest President of the 20th Century.)
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To: Dog
Rest in peace Weesie.

Prayers for the family.

34 posted on 07/12/2004 10:16:59 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen ("I believe that what you say about others speaks volumes about yourself." Zell Miller)
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To: Tall_Texan

There was no disrespect intended... I spelled the name wrong...


35 posted on 07/12/2004 10:16:59 AM PDT by Dog
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To: HostileTerritory
There was a huge age difference between Sanford and Hemsley.

According to IMDB.com, she was born in 1917 and he was born in 1938. I knew that she was older, but I had no idea how much older.

36 posted on 07/12/2004 10:17:54 AM PDT by kennedy
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To: Houmatt
Yes, she was 87. I remember some 20 years ago I told some friends that Isabel Sanford was close to 70 years old -- they didn't believe me.

Then I reminded them that she played the maid in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" some 20 (now close to 40) years ago. Then they believed me.

37 posted on 07/12/2004 10:18:25 AM PDT by PallMal
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To: Dog

SO ?


38 posted on 07/12/2004 10:18:55 AM PDT by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gultch.)
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To: Dog

I know you meant no disrespect. I was merely pointing out how it can "look".


39 posted on 07/12/2004 10:18:57 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (Ronald Reagan - Greatest President of the 20th Century.)
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To: Houmatt
She was 87?!? Are you kidding me?

Me too! I just seen her and Sherman Helmsley in an Old Navy commericial. Holy smokes she looked good for an 87 year old. I thought maybe she was in her 60s - wait a minute, she WAS in her 60s during the television show!!!!

40 posted on 07/12/2004 10:22:19 AM PDT by ServesURight
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To: Dog
Isabel Sanford and Sherman Hemsley, who performed on the television sitcom 'The Jeffersons,' pose for a photograph in this May 6, 1998 file photo in New York. Sanford, best known as 'Weezie' or Louise Jefferson on the sitcom 'The Jeffersons,' has died of natural causes, her publicist said Monday, July 12, 2004. She was 86. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Isabel Sanford and Sherman Hemsley, who performed on the television sitcom 'The Jeffersons,' pose for a photograph in this May 6, 1998 file photo in New York. Sanford, best known as 'Weezie' or Louise Jefferson on the sitcom 'The Jeffersons,' has died of natural causes, her publicist said Monday, July 12, 2004. She was 86. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)


41 posted on 07/12/2004 10:36:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ... Godspeed x40 ... Support Our Troops!!! ......Become a FR Monthly Donor ...)
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To: reagan_fanatic; All
I Agree With You!

What a Great Lady, Actress and Comedienne!

I Pray that The LORD Jesus Christ Welcomed Isabel (Weezy) into His Glorious Kingdom.

Prayers for her Daughter, Family and Millions of Fans.

42 posted on 07/12/2004 10:42:02 AM PDT by Simcha7 ((The Plumb - Line has been Drawn, T'shuvah/Return for The Kingdom of HaShem is at hand!))
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To: Owl_Eagle
George and Weezy weren't perfect, George calling me "honky" during the Thanksgiving episode was particularly hurtful, and Weezy probably let me get away with more than she should, but I still get a warm, sentimental feeling whenever I stop by the drycleaners.

Well, unfortunately, George's ranting didn't stop with the verbal stuff. More than I care to remember, I found myself consoling Weezie after physical altercations with the little tyrant. In fact, she and I grew so close that we started a romantic relationship that made George even more hot-tempered. But, let's just say its a good thing that she had free use of a drycleaning establishment!

43 posted on 07/12/2004 10:49:10 AM PDT by HenryLeeII (Rest in peace, sultan88)
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To: South40
I just remember something about a lawsuit being involved. I don't think I would have just pulled that out of the air, but who knows? Maybe I'm getting it confused with another show.

A quick google search gave me this. Paragraph 5 says: "George owned a chain of cleaning stores (achieved after receiving a settlement from the city, as depicted in an early AITF episode), and eventually, he becomes so wealthy that the family moves on up to a high-rise apartment in a rich part of town.... as the very catchy theme song tells us." I'll see what else I can find.

44 posted on 07/12/2004 12:06:51 PM PDT by Melpomene
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To: Dog

God bless you, Weezy.

Thanks for those laugh filled evenings years ago.

PS. Still on reruns on TV Land.


45 posted on 07/12/2004 12:20:07 PM PDT by baseballmom (Michael Moore - An un-American Hatriot)
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To: Melpomene
Here's a possible 2004 story line:

The New York State Dept. of Environmental Protection files a lawsuit against the Jeffersons, heirs, and successors for damages resulting from the operations of 7 dry cleaning establishments and the chemical contamination (perchloride) of the groundwater and surrounding environment.

The result of this is that George loses everything and ends up working as Florence's butler after she wins the $300 million dollar USA Lotto...

46 posted on 07/12/2004 12:36:24 PM PDT by shotgun (telling it like is should be)
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To: Dog

Sorry to hear about this- she was older than I thought. She was a good actress- may she rest in peace.


47 posted on 07/12/2004 3:47:25 PM PDT by mafree
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To: Dog
A couple of months ago, she and Sherman Hemsley appeared together at the "TV Land Awards" (a really campy parody of other awards shows). They won the award for "Most Cantankerous Couple". She had a great deal of difficulty walking across the stage, then made some comments when accepting the award that seemed a little bizarre. Everyone on the stage politely laughed and applauded, but it was obvious that she was not in good health.

May God grant her eternal peace in the Kingdom of Heaven.

48 posted on 07/12/2004 5:45:14 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: South40

Well, I spent most of my unproductive day yesterday running searches for every combination of All in the Family, The Jeffersons, George Jefferson, wealth, wealthy, rich, successful, lawsuit, suit, sued, sue, city, settlement, judgment, Jeffersons trivia, early episodes All in the Family, and All in the Family trivia, that you can imagine, and that link is the only one I came up with. Now I'm going to have to go out and rent the first season of All in the Family to find out if I just dreamed this whole thing up. Now that my curiosity is piqued, it won't quit nagging me. They'd better have All in the Family DVDs at Blockbuster, otherwise, I'm not going to be able to sleep for a year!


49 posted on 07/13/2004 3:26:38 PM PDT by Melpomene
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To: HostileTerritory

21 years older. Hard to believe.


50 posted on 04/07/2005 2:45:35 PM PDT by RockinRight (Conservatism is common sense, liberalism is just senseless.)
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